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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Of munchies and misdemeanors

  • Ethics commission’s finding on McCasky delayed

    Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission on Monday determined that former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky did not violate the state’s gift-ban law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county contributions to his future employer, the Jefferson Economic Council, which was considering his application at the time to become the organization’s executive director.

     

  • Librarians, classroom coaches, assistant principals defend their jobs

    Groups of Jeffco Public Schools employees made their cases before the Board of Education to be spared from budget cuts Feb. 2 at a meeting cut short by last week’s snowstorm.
    Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals and others filled more than two hours of public comment with short speeches about the need for their jobs.
    Though board members were slated to discuss for the first time their preferences for $50 million to $60 million in cuts over the next two years, the rapidly approaching storm led the board to postpone discussion to a later meeting.

  • Friday sporting events postponed

    Columbine's boys basketball game with Bear Creek scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to Friday's winter weather storm. No makeup date has been announced.
    The Rebels' hockey game at Steamboat Springs on Friday was also postponed with no rescheduled date announced.
    The Chatfield-Dakota Ridge boys basketball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Chatfield's hockey game with Mullen on Friday was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

  • Snowstorm socks South Jeffco

    A snowstorm that began Thursday evening and continued throughout the day Friday, closing schools and government offices and making travel hazardous, finally tapered off Saturday morning.

    The slow-moving storm was accompanied by wind gusts up to 40 mph, limiting visibility and piling drifts high. More than 18 inches of snow had fallen at some locations in South Jeffco.

    Weather closures Friday included Jeffco Public Schools, Jefferson County offices, Jefferson County Public Library locations and Foothills Park & Recreation District facilities.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Suspect is probably not moving

  • New Zambonis bring sour taste

    Two new electric Zamboni ice-resurfacing machines costing the Foothills Park & Recreation District $240,000 have broken down or malfunctioned repeatedly in recent months, leading the board of directors to question whether the unique machines are subject to the state’s lemon law.

    Though the district purchased the new, more energy-efficient machines to much fanfare, the two Zambonis have so far both suffered broken steering mechanisms, programming errors and other mechanic maladies.

  • New Zambonis bring sour taste

    Two new electric Zamboni ice-resurfacing machines costing the Foothills Park & Recreation District $240,000 have broken down or malfunctioned repeatedly in recent months, leading the board of directors to question whether the unique machines are subject to the state’s lemon law.

    Though the district purchased the new, more energy-efficient machines to much fanfare, the two Zambonis have so far both suffered broken steering mechanisms, programming errors and other mechanic maladies.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Eagles ride Cryder, Wood to victory over Standley Lake

    Kourtney Cryder scored a game-high 14 points and Lauren Wood added 12 as Dakota Ridge topped Standley Lake 48-32 on Jan. 27.
    Dakota Ridge (11-5, 8-2 5A Jeffco League) built a 41-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.

    Front Range Christian jumps out to early lead, tops Nederland

  • Chargers turning the corner as playoffs near

    It hasn’t always been the case this season, but Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki believes his Chargers are playing the kind of hockey that they played last year. The kind that put Chatfield in the state semifinals.
    It would be a hard fact to argue after the Chargers won a season-best third straight game Jan. 28 at the Edge Ice Arena with a 3-0 victory over Aspen.